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Wednesday, 25 July 1906

Senator PLAYFORD - The answers to the honorable senator's questions are as follow : -

1.   The delay has arisen in consequence of the necessity for framing new and comprehensive ordinances to deal with land, liquor, labour, mining, and other important questions. Most of these have been drafted in Papua, revised by the Minister for External Affairs, and returned for amendment.

2.   As soon as possible.

3.   None.

4.   The negotiations are at present incomplete, as soon as a definite result is attained it will be communicated to Parliament.

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